Did you know that protecting your creation can grant you exclusive rights over the use of your creation for a certain period? These rights are what we call Intellectual property rights, IPRs. They are a reward to a person for the creation of the mind. IPRs include patents, utility model (UM), trademarks, Copyrights, plant breeder’s rights, Geographical Indications (GI), and in some jurisdictions trade secrets. However, for a creation to be protected, it must meet some criteria. Kindly follow the link below to access the criteria identified by DIPUIL. Requirements for Protection of the Various Intellectual… Continue reading →
DIPUIL has sensitized a total of 112 2nd year students of computer technology and computer science on the importance of IP regimes, access to patent information, how to file a patent application as part of the capacity building program of the Directorate. Speaking during the Intellectual Property Awareness Seminar held at IPIC on 24th September 2019, the Director of DIPUIL, Eng. B.K. Kariuki challenged the students to be innovative in their daily life and come up with inventive computer-operated systems that can solve problems affecting Africa. The students were encouraged to utilize the available free… Continue reading →
DIPUIL has sensitized 4th year students of computer technology and computer science on the importance of IP regimes, access to patent information, how to file patent application as part of the capacity building program of the Directorate. Speaking during the Intellectual Property Awareness Seminar held at IPIC on 8th July, 2019, the Director of DIPUIL, Eng. B.K. Kariuki challenged the students to be innovative in their daily life and come up with inventive computer-operated systems that can solve problems affecting Africa. Appreciating the Directorate for sharing IP information, Ms. Damaris Wamae, a lecturer of computer… Continue reading →
Dipuil staff has sensitized MSc. students in Mechanical Engineering Department on how to carry out patent search on 22nd May, 2018 at ELB 012. The objective of the workshop was to expose them to various databases to enable them access and use patent information in the public domain for research and innovation.
Dr. Kinsuk Mani Sinha, a post-doctoral fellow of the Delft Global Initiative, Netherlands paid a courtesy call to the Director, DIPUIL on 18th September, 2017 to share information and skills in promotion of innovation for research and development. Dr Sihna is conducting a study on the state of innovation in the region. She was accompanied by an Administrative Officer from RPE, Carolyne Olweny.
Intellectual Property Management Benchmarking Team from National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) of Uganda visited JKUAT Main Campus on 4th July, 2017 and met with the Director, DIPUIL. The meeting was held in IPIC Boardroom and covered issues on IP Management, extension and technology transfer in the University. The Ugandan Team was headed by Dr. Imelda N. Kashaija, Deputy Director General, Agricultural Technology Promotion accompanied by Joseph Mbihayeimaana, Senior Intellectual Property Officer, and Jane Kugonza, Senior Outreach Officer. The Director, DIPUIL Eng. BK Kariuki elucidated the importance of prudent management of IP in a University setting… Continue reading →
The Director, DIPUIL attended and presented a paper on the state of IP Management in JKUAT at the KAREN CAMPUS, NAIROBI, KENYA on 14th July, 2017. He was accompanied by the University Patent Drafting Officer, Fred Otswong’o who presented a paper on the challenges facing public universities in preparation and drafting of patent claims. The Conference was organized by Law, Science and Technology Department, School of Law, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Karen Campus
Since the beginning of April, 2017 DIPUIL has been operating from a newly renovated space that is located within the Engineering Workshops behind IPIC building.
The two institutions have signed a MOU/MOA on further development of a Utility Model concerning complementary food for moderately malnourished children that aims to enhance the nutrition status of children aged between 6-23 months old and other vulnerable groups in Kenya. The invention was done by researchers from both institutions.